Departmental Assistant (DA) Ref 2867

School/department: Brighton and Sussex Medical School, SHORE-C
Hours: Full time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Office core working hours: 09:00 – 17:00 coverage
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 2867
Salary: Starting at £21,814 and rising to £25,217 per annum
Placed on: 14 January 2020
Closing date: 30 January 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

This post was recently advertised – previous applicants need not apply. 


Job description

Applications are invited for this full time post based at the University of Sussex. We are looking for a well-organised and self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills to provide administrative support to the Unit Research Officer, Director, Deputy Director and all staff of SHORE-C.

As a Departmental Administrator, you will help to maintain administrative systems and processes, as well as dealing with diary management, taking meeting minutes and handling queries and correspondence professionally.

You should have previous experience of having worked in a busy office or educational environment and have developed personal skills to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines. You will be expected to make decisions independently and work flexibly with the needs of SHORE-C.  You should have fast, accurate keyboard skills, experience of booking travel and a working knowledge of spreadsheets, networked e-mail and the internet.

Download job description and person specification Ref 2867 [PDF 200.47KB]

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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